State women: Turnovers costly as Coppin State falls to Fla. A&M, 83-80

Visiting Coppin State put up 45 points in the first half, but 19 turnovers undid the Eagles, and Florida A&M went on to win, 83-80, Saturday night.

Jasmine Grice scored a game-high 36 points for the Rattlers (12-12, 6-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) in her third consecutive game with 30-plus points.


Ashle Craig led Coppin State (12-1, 9-3) with 21 points, and Kyra Coleman had 18.

"We can't always depend on our big players to grab rebounds, so we implement a team effort to make plays, and we made some solid plays tonight," Florida A&M coach LeDawn Gibson said.


Freshman Kenya Dixon led the Rattlers with eight rebounds while Taneka Rubin grabbed six. Grice pulled down three rebounds and added four steals to her Division I-leading total.

UMES 66, Howard 57: The Hawks (6-16, 2-9 MEAC) came off two consecutive conference defeats and withstood a second-half run to defeat the visiting Bison (10-14, 6-5).

Jessica Long and Shawnee Sweeney added 19 and 16 points, respectively, as the Hawks (6-16, 2-9) shot 20-for-54 from the field and 6-for-18 from 3-point distance. At halftime, UMES was ahead 35-20 and had forced 12 turnovers.

Mount St. Mary's 76, Sacred Heart 63: A game-high 22 points from Sydney Henderson carried the Mountaineers (14-11, 9-4 Northeast Conference) to victory against the host Pioneers (10-14, 7-6).


The Mount's fourth consecutive win marks the team's longest winning streak since it won six in a row in February 2012.

Henderson increased her career scoring total to 1,375 points, for 10th in program history. The win moves the Mount into sole possession of second place in the conference.

Boston University 74, Loyola Maryland 55: Nai Brown came off the bench to lead the Greyhounds (5-20, 2-12 Patriot League) with 14 points, and Nicole Krusen scored eight consecutive points in the second half, but the host Terriers (11-16, 6-8) built a 41-21 halftime lead and went on to win.

Boston University went on a 12-2 run in the first half as Loyola shot 18 percent from the field. The Greyhounds improved their field-goal accuracy to 30.5 percent after the break but could not overcome a double-digit deficit. Loyola made four 3-pointers, all in the second half, to the Terriers' nine.

Navy 76, Colgate 47: A 31-4 run propelled the Mids (20-5, 12-2 Patriot) to victory against the host Raiders (5-20, 1-13).

Navy, the conference leader, shot 47.5 percent from the field and had 51 rebounds.

Chowan 56, Bowie State 64: The Bulldogs (10-11, 5-8 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) shot 11-for-27 from the field in the first half and 8-for-29 in the second against the host Hawks (11-13, 5-8).

Salisbury 79, York 69: The Sea Gulls (15-8, 10-4 Capital Athletic Conference) fought their way to a 35-34 lead at halftime, then opened up the game with a 14-point second-half run to best the Spartans (12-2, 13-2), who are ranked No. 10 in Division III.

Marymount 77, Frostburg State 55: The visiting Saints (15-8, 10-4 CAC) went on a 24-2 first-half run and overpowered the Bobcats (7-15, 3-11).

McDaniel 51, Swarthmore 49: The host Green Terror (17-5, 12-4 Centennial Conference) overcame deficits in each half and used a 10-2 run in the final 3:02 to push past the Phoenix (12-10, 7-9).

Lindsey Nichols led McDaniel with 14 points, and Emma Wingerd and Steph Perez both had double doubles.

Drew 68, Goucher 66, 2OT: Courtney Stephens scored four of her team's six points in the second overtime to lead the Rangers (11-11, 4-7 Landmark Conference) past the host Gophers (6-15, 2-9).

Ursinus 67, Washington College 61: The Shorewomen (7-15, 6-10 Centennial) suffered their third consecutive conference loss as Jessica Porada's game-high 31 points led the host Bears (11-11, 8-8) to victory.

Elizabethtown 74, Hood 55: For the second straight game, the Blazers (5-18, 2-14 Centennial) built a second-half lead but then allowed a game-changing run, this time a 13-1 streak by the host Blue Jays (18-4, 12-4).

Stevenson 60, Albright 50: Kyarra Harmon's 16 points led the host Mustangs (13-10, 11-5 Middle Atlantic Conference) to a win over the Lions (13-10, 7-9).

St. Mary's 60, Southern Virginia 42: The host Seahawks (8-13) shot 24-for-63 from the field, led by Shana Lewis' 14 points, to beat the Knights (3-19).

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